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University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus-Department of Indian Studies
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

Recruit dedicate community members to take part in language instruction at the University level. Financially assist full-time committed language students in need. Train a qualified undergraduate student as an apprentice to assist instructors. Train three teacher student practicum’s in immersion classrooms to assist fluent instructors. Instructors and students will plan activities for enrichment ( to hold/attend events).

Dakota Wicohan
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

-Strengthen community capacity to revitalization Dakota language in MN
-Nurture language skills of 15 Dakota language leaders
-Create safe and secure Dakota-speaking community-based working environment that actively engages 10 beginning to fluent speakers
-Grow speaking and teaching skills for 8 intermediate Dakota language learners

Leech Lake Tribal College
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

-Create and execute internship program for four Ojibwe students per academic year
-Strengthen and enhance Ojibwe curriculum for college levels 4 and 5
-Increase the number of near-fluent speakers of Ojibwe language

Division of Indian Work
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

-Increase knowledge for 69 American Indian youth ages 7-17 through practice of conversational Dakota
-Build the foundation for youth to grow to become fluent speakers
-Improve proficiency of Dakota language learners by the end of 12 months

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

-K-12 immersion site curriculum development.
-Fluent speakers in the classroom
-Develop testing and evaluation procedures
-Community-based training and engagement

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount

-Expand American Indian studies curriculum
-Support college student fluency of Dakota and Ojibwe languages
-Support a pre-doctoral fellow to develop curriculum and begin to offer Dakota I and II and UMM
-Create a structure to support the development of leaders in the language-learning community
-Develop partnerships with local area tribal communities